asked Jul 23, 2004 at 11:20am
Epson Epson Stylus Photo 2000

2000 Epson 880 stylus

I have a 2000 Epson 880 stylus printer - absolutely no problem - works great. Kids upgraded Dad to another printer for Father's Day and I am looking for a fair price for a 4 year old printer. Any ideas? Retail on new ones is $279.
Ruth: I cannot tell you what its worth, but I can tell you that the "880" is a very good printer and in most cases better than the newer Epson & HP models of ink jet printers now being sold. Unfortunatly, its turned into a disposable world and the newer printers simply are not the quality of the older printers. Prices have came way down in the last few years, but so has the quality in general. You might want to enter the new printers description, into the SEARCH BOX on this Printer Repair Site and see what information comes up, if any on that new printer. If the information you find is not favorable, then you might want to hold onto that "880" model. If you do decide to keep it, don't simply pack it away, as Epson Printers need to be used often, to keep the ink in those Printhead Nozzles fresh. If a printer sets for a long period [generally over a month /-], not being used that ink in the nozzles tends to dry out and that causes clogging problems. One individual printhead nozzle is so tiny, that it will not accept a human hair. You can see why they can get clogged so easily, or even why the nozzles can be so easily damaged, especially if Non-Epson Inks or Ink Cartridges are being used. Epson Ink Jet Style Printers are one of the few printers on the market that seem to have so many problems with non-manufactors inks. So if you decide to keep it, be sure and run a Nozzle Test, at least every few weeks, if that printer is not being used...Good luck, whatever you decide to do...Denny Conway
by Denny Conway on Jul 23, 2004 at 12:01pm Add comment